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1928 Model A High-Boy Build Thread, Finally

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by jer11ren, Jun 8, 2010.

  1. jer11ren
    Joined: Mar 8, 2010
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    I finally bit the bullet and installed a Rochester Tripower this week. Had I known 5 years ago what I know now I wouldn't have wasted so much $ on carbs and intakes for 4 barrels. I've only put about 10 miles on her, but with the conversion kits in the end carbs it seems to run flawless. Actually seems better than the 500 carbs I had run and looks 10x better. I justified this by the fact that the 283 has been smoking and burning oil like crazy so I thought if I'm going to check for an intake gasket leak I had might as well upgrade. Bad news is, the lil motor is still smoking on acceleration after it gets hot. Both sides...
     

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  2. gnichols
    Joined: Mar 6, 2008
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    from Tampa, FL

    I really like your rod. But I also liked the look of the old engine in there, too. Either way, nice job! Gary
     
  3. jer11ren
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    Gary, thanks for the compliment. I just like to change things for the sake of changing sometimes...keeps me out of trouble.
     
  4. Very cool car, nice job!
     
  5. jer11ren
    Joined: Mar 8, 2010
    Posts: 113

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    Just an update to the build thread. After entering in the Roundup, I had the crazy idea to go ahead and try to paint the car. Well three weeks of thrashing and I have my first ever paint job. Lots of work, but I learned as I went and I think it turned out great. I also switched out the radials for some Firestones and mounted an odyssey battery under the dash. Thanks again for all of the compliments and advice, I may have turned the wrenches, but the HAMB built this car. ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1395029196.060585.jpg ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1395029215.770665.jpg ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1395029229.825587.jpg


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  6. silversink
    Joined: May 3, 2008
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    great looking job---I can only hope mine turns out half that good.
     
  7. scrap metal 48
    Joined: Sep 6, 2009
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    Looks great and glad you changed the tires...
     
  8. chuxx
    Joined: Jul 15, 2007
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    I admire your work, sir. From my figuring, you've been working for close to seven years, buying tools, learning how to use them, improving and refining along the way. I salute your stick to it - ness and your wife and mother in law for pitching in along the way.

    You got it going on.
     

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